[Updated 2007.02.09 with more photos.]
Tonight I attended the New York City Council 40th District Candidate Forum on Preservation and Development. Tonight's Forum was sponsored by the Coalition of Concerned Preservation Voters in the 40th District, comprised of 11 community organizations and neighborhood associations, including that of Beverly Square West, where I live.
Nine of the ten confirmed candidates were present. In alphabetical order, they were:
- Mathieu Eugene
- Karlene Gordon
- Gerry Hopkins (write-in candidate)
- Jennifer James
- Zenobia McNally
- Moe Razvi
- Harry Schiffman
- Wellington Sharpe
- Joel Toney
- Leithland Tulloch
About 100 people attended the event. I was surprised by the turnout, especially since the wind-chill was in the single digits. I'll post some more photos over the weekend.
Simeon Bankoff, Executive Director of the Historic Districts Council, kicks off the Forum.
The candidates make their opening statements.
Ron Schweiger, Brooklyn Borough Historian, poses the first question from the audience to the candidates.
The candidates respond.
Waiting their turn.
Restating the questions.
My Flickr photo set of the event